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Faster .NET 2.0, New Service Pack for Exchange

Steve Ballmer touts performance gains in .NET 2.0 and a new service pack for Exchange Server in his TechEd keynote.

How Does X64 Measure Up?

What works on 64 bits will always work faster, but early adopters will have to accept some limitations. Danielle Ruest and Nelson Ruest put X64 through its paces.

Windows Mobile and Visual Studio Sync Up

Microsoft VP Ya-Qin Zhang discusses improvements in Windows Mobile 5.0 that will interest Visual Studio developers, as well as broader issues in the mobile market.

Update on Visual Studio 2005

Microsoft provided an update on Visual Studio 2005''s progress and features at VSLive! Las Vegas last week.

Manage Localization of .NET Apps

Learn how to localize your applications easily with this robust localization and resource-management tool.

Books: Take .NET to the Extreme

eXtreme .NET combines the benefits of extreme programming with those of .NET. The author delves into pair programming, spiking, problem breakdown, testing, refactoring, and more.

Books: Integrate Large-Scale Apps Successfully

Enterprise Application Integration Using .NET shows you how to overcome the issues and obstacles involved in integrating enterprise-scale applications successfully.

Simplify XML Data Validation

The second-generation .NET Framework builds on the tools of the first to provide better, more standards-compliant XML data validation.

Enhance WinForm Functions

Form Maximizer for .NET helps you add professional touches to your forms right now by configuring a few properties rather than by delving into .NET intricacies.

Mapping Security to Services-Oriented Architecture

What security hurdles can you overcome when using XML to develop against a services layer? A whiteboard diagram of security requirements mappings in an SOA shows you the way.

Two Big Developments for Tablet PC

Frank Gocinski, Microsoft''s ISV Business Development Evangelist Manager, discusses major developments for Tablet PC.

Books: Secure Your .NET Apps

The .NET Developer''s Guide to Windows Security helps put you on your way to developing secure applications in .NET.

Create Master Pages in ASP.NET 2.0

ASP.NET 2.0's master pages can help you develop consistent Web apps without the additional overhead of include files, user controls, or third-party add-ins.

Books: Develop Enterprise Solutions With UML

Enterprise Development with Visual Studio .NET, UML, and MSF covers the UML models available in Visio, as well as tools and features for developing and testing enterprise systems.

Integrate Java and .Net

Both major platforms push Web services as a means of integrating applications across platforms. Check out another alternative that tightly integrates Microsoft code with Java apps.

Make an ESB Secure

Discover the many security services built into the ESB technology.

What's Next for Tablet PC

Peter Loforte discusses Microsoft's vision for Tablet PC and the future of mobile computing.

Books: Develop Network Programs in .NET

Network Programming in .NET: With C# and Visual Basic .NET shows you how to accomplish network-based programming in .NET using well-known protocols or ones you create yourself.

Increase .NET Performance Using Threads

Increase your users' perceived performance of your .NET application by using multithreading.

Choose the Right Preventive Security Technologies

Ensuring maximum asset availability requires multiple layers of security working in concert to protect against intrusions, enforce usage policies, and allow machines to remain resilient to attacks - even when patching is not an option.

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